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Chinamans ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 02:24 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 13 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
SE 25
SE 25
Wind State cross-

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Chinamans in Yorke Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Both left (best) and right reef breaks.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Stenhouse Bay, Australia, 6 km from Chinamans.

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Chinamans Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Stenhouse Bay, 5 km from Chinamans.

fresh winds from the ESE

no report
Air temperature
18.1 °C

Current weather near Chinamans

Buoy Data:

At Cape du Couedic Buoy, 56 miles from Chinamans.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 6.1 6.3 12.8 13.1

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Overall Chinamans Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Chinamans is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 156 km (97 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Chinamans is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 461 km (286 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Chinamans, SA - Yorke Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view Chinamans sea temperature, Chinamans photographs, Chinamans detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Chinamans webcams, current wind from SA - Yorke Peninsula live weather stations and Chinamans tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Chinamans.